From fried dough to a wad of dough, Clarksville Picnic has it all WEST COUNTY -- Clarksville * Highland * Glenelg * Lisbon


June 24, 1993|By SALLY BUCKLER

Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday you can spend the whole day enjoying the Clarksville Picnic. This year's event at St. Louis Church features hits from the past and new events.

Always of note is the $10,000 drawing, which takes place about 9 p.m. Ticket sellers have sold almost all of the $10 tickets. None will be left picnic day. Call the church office at 531-6040 to find out how to purchase your ticket.

Volunteer workers will serve dinner from noon until 6 p.m. and the picnic goes on until dark. Dinners cost $8 for adults, $3 for kids and $7 for carry-out orders.

Food is served family style, and you can eat all you want. That could be a lot considering the mostly homemade menu consists of chicken, ham, potato salad, succotash, beets, applesauce, cucumbers, rolls, iced tea and coffee.

The bake sale features whole cakes and individual servings of delicious homemade goodies. You can also purchase pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs and the usual picnic foods.

Father Jeff Dauses, associate pastor, makes homemade fried dough to sell, and lots of folks make the fried dough stand their first stop at the picnic.

Carnival games include the antique swan ride, face-painting, a duck pond, and a fishing pond for children. Adults can play the Big Six gambling game, the Odds Wheel, Bingo and the Flower Stand, where you can win hanging baskets.

Everyone enjoys the St. Louis White Elephant sale and the Fancy Stand. New this year is the Silent Auction, where you can bid on dozens of appealing items.

You can listen to live Dixieland music from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. The Calico Cloggers will perform at 6 p.m., and country and western fans will listen and dance to live music from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The Clarksville Picnic is always a team effort, and this year John Farmer is the hard-working chairman. The picnic is held rain or shine, so plan to spend the day having some family fun at St. Louis Church Saturday.


Joe and Barbara Maloney are busy cleaning their house before their trip to Bethany Beach. After their week-long vacation, they'll be back in the area to see family and friends before moving to London with their two sons in early July.

The Maloneys will call Hampstead Garden suburb in London home for the next four years. Sons Joe and Andrew will attend the American School in London.

Joe is well known to our family as a favorite baby-sitter. At Glenelg High School he is a member of the National Honor Society, the track and cross country teams, the student government, the math team, the French Club and the Howard County Association of Student Councils.

He also has been in two productions for the Patuxent Theatre Company and has a wealth of interesting friends and other interests. Joe will probably return to the U.S. after this, his last year of high school, for college. He'd like to attend Duke or Rice to study engineering.

Andrew, who is widely known in these parts as Mr. Magic, is insatiably involved in both the Drama Learning Center and Patuxent Theatre Company productions. He is an honor student going into his first year of high school.

Mr. Maloney has already begun work for a London-based telecommunications company as an engineer working on mobile communications from sea to land via satellite.

Both he and Mrs. Maloney have been actively involved in neighborhood and community activities, including the Howard County Council for the Arts.

Mrs. Maloney is an adjunct professor of photography at Montgomery College when she is not busy with her family or the Patuxent Theatre Company. She also chaired the Social Committee of the Glenwood Middle School PTA this year.

Though the Maloneys have lived in Howard County for less than 10 years, Joe's father, also Joe Maloney, grew up in Dayton. He has many stories to tell of the days when acres of land sold here for $50. *

Linden-Linthicum United Methodist Church of Clarksville is now registering children ages 3 to 11 for its annual Vacation Bible School, which will be held July 19-23 from 9 a.m. until noon.

The children will participate in arts and crafts, singing and physical activities, and they will learn about St. Peter with a miniplay. The cost, which includes a snack, is $5 per child for members of the church and $10 per child for nonmembers.

If you wish to register your child, please call Jeanne Bolton, (301) 596-7127, or the church office, (410) 531-5653.


Robby and Megan Rynarzewski are reporters for their 4-H Clubs Daisy, and they relate the following news:

From Robby is the news that the Daisy Clovers 4-H Club has been busy. Recently this group of 6- and 7-year-olds planted flowers, weeded gardens and mulched at the Pleasant View Nursing Home in Mount Airy.

From Megan comes news of the Daisy Agricultural 4-H Club. Senior members Randy Mullinix, Angela Johnson and Robert Currier were among the top-three achievers in their project areas in the state this year. They all have a chance to win a trip to the National 4-H Congress in December.

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